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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunnydale ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sunnydale (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sunnydale. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Sunnydale ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 610 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunnydale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnydale, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunnydale.

Cemeteries Near Sunnydale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnydale.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sunnydale covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Washington Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Highview Recreational Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Riverton Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Comet Lodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Saar Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Penbrock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Sedgwick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Suise Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fraola Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sunnydale had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sunnydale, with the one closest to Sunnydale listed first.

Latona - Historic   [Map]
 - While Latona was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunnydale
 - Latona had a post office and railroad service
Duwamish   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunnydale
 - Duwamish had a post office and no railroad service
Des Moines   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sunnydale
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 31,238 people in 2017)
 - Des Moines had a post office and no railroad service
Orillia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunnydale
 - Orillia had a post office and railroad service
Chautauqua   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunnydale
 - Chautauqua had a post office and no railroad service
Maury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunnydale
 - Maury had a post office and no railroad service
O'Brien   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunnydale
 - O'Brien had a post office and railroad service
Renton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunnydale
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 101,379 people in 2017)
 - Renton had a post office and railroad service
Van Asselt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sunnydale
 - Van Asselt had railroad service and no post office
Vashon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sunnydale
 - Vashon had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sunnydale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnydale in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sunnydale is located in King County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

Below are the counties that are near Sunnydale. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sunnydale:

King     (The home county for Sunnydale)
      Burien   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Riverton Heights   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Normandy Park   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Seahurst   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      SeaTac   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tukwila   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverton-Boulevard Park   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      White Center   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Hill   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Orillia   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Des Moines   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Renton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Seward Park   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Langley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southworth   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Olalla   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Colby   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Retsil   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Port Orchard   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bayshore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoodsport   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Potlatch   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shelton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Skokomish   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dash Point   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gig Harbor   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ruston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fife   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gardenville - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tacoma   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wauna   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Tapps   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Artondale   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fircrest   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brier   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Echo Lake   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maltby   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Martha Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanglewilde   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Yelm   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yelm   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellys Korner   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Olympia   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sunnydale, see our County-by-County Page for Sunnydale.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sunnydale:

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Washington State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Washington to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to King County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Island County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of King County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of King County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Washington

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sunnydale ...

While our initial data for Sunnydale came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sunnydale in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sunnydale.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Sunnydale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sunnydale.
      See our Misc Page for Sunnydale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunnydale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Sunnydale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunnydale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnydale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4632, Longitude: -122.3337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnydale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sunnydale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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